Re: [PATCH 0/6] workqueue: convert to raw_spinlock_t

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Wed Jun 26 2019 - 10:01:17 EST


On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 03:53:43PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > I don't now what to make of the series. AFAICS, there's no benefit to
> > mainline. What am I missing?
> there is no downside either, right?

Sure, but that usually isn't enough for merging patches, right?

> It helps with the ongoing RT integration into the mainline kernel and we
> would appreciate if we can get the non controversial bits an pieces sorted.

I see. I understand the intention and it was a lot clearer when the
changes were beneficial to mainline kernel too and I'm not sure this
is a decision we wanna make per-subsystem. Maybe I'm just out of
loop. Are we generally doing this?